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  • Tathagata shared from The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by Andrew Hunt, David Thomas
    artists will tell you that all the hard work is ruined if you don't know when to stop. If you add layer upon layer, detail over detail, the painting becomes lost in the paint.
    Note: knowing when to stop
  • Tathagata shared from The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by Andrew Hunt, David Thomas
    Great software today is often preferable to perfect software tomorrow. If you give your users something to play with early, their feedback will often lead you to a better eventual solution
    Note: Involve user early to build great software, instead of trying to build perfect software in isolation
  • Tathagata shared from The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by Andrew Hunt, David Thomas
    There's an old(ish) joke about a U.S. company that places an order for 100,000 integrated circuits with a Japanese manufacturer. Part of the specification was the defect rate: one chip in 10,000. A few weeks later the order arrived: one large box containing thousands of ICs, and a small one containing just ten. Attached to the small box was a label that read: "These are the faulty ones."
    Note: If only we had this kind of control over quality
  • Tathagata shared from The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by Andrew Hunt, David Thomas
    People find it easier to join an ongoing success. Show them a glimpse of the future and you'll get them to rally around.[1]
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